Generic Name: cabotegravir
Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors
Company: ViiV Healthcare
Approval Status: Approved
Generic Version Available: No
Cabotegravir is a medication for HIV treatment. Vocabria pills are approved for use with Edurant (rilpivirine) as a short-term treatment regimen. Vocabria has not yet been reviewed for inclusion in the DHHS list of recommended medications for HIV treatment or prevention.
Cabenuva is a long-acting treatment regimen that consists of extended-release cabotegravir and rilpivirine injections. Long-acting injectable cabotegravir is also approved for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as Apretude.
Vocabria is an integrase inhibitor antiretroviral medication. It is used with Edurant (rilpivirine) for short-term HIV treatment. The pills are used as a lead-in regimen for people who want to switch to Cabenuva injections and may be substitute if someone has to miss a planned injection appointment.
Vocabria pills are taken once daily, in combination with once-daily Edurant pills, as a oral lead-in regimen for a month before switching to Cabenuva injections.
The most commonly reported side effects are headache, nausea, abnormal dreams, anxiety and insomnia.
For a review of drug interactions, including prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements that should not be taken with Vocabria or may require dose adjustments, consult the Vocabria package insert.
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Last Reviewed: January 24, 2021